Things to do in Kymenlaakso, Finland: The Best Gardens

August 2, 2021 Marissa Gamble

Kymenlaakso (literally Kymi Valley) (Swedish: Kymmenedalen) is a region in Finland. It borders to the regions Uusimaa, Päijänne Tavastia, Southern Savonia and South Karelia. Its name means literally The Valley of River Kymijoki. Kymijoki is one of the biggest rivers in Finland with a drainage basin with 11% of the area of Finland. The city of Kotka with 55,000 inhabitants is located at the delta of River Kymijoki and has the most important import harbour in Finland. Other cities are Kouvola further in the inland which has after a municipal merger 88,000 inhabitants and the old bastion town Hamina.
Restaurants in Kymenlaakso

1. Sapokka Water Garden

Tallinnankatu, Kotka 48100 Finland http://www.visitkotkahamina.fi/en/see-and-do/sights/parks/sapokka-watergarden-kotka
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4.5 based on 255 reviews

Sapokka Water Garden

Reviewed By Matkamanna - Southern Finland, Finland

Best park in Kotka, must to see place. Suitable size for lovely walk. A lot of beautiful flowers and a waterfall. Close to Maretarium, parking place may be full on summer days.

2. Sibelius Park

Kirkkokatu, Kotka 48101 Finland +358 5 2341 http://www.kotka.fi/en/residents/parks_and_green_areas/park_descriptions/sibelius_park/sibelius_park_history
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Sibelius Park

“Green living room” of Kotka The Sibelius Park in the centre of Kotka, at the beginning of the Linden Esplanade of Keskuskatu, is an exquisite formal garden which is managed with a caring hand. The Sibelius Park in the middle of Kotkansaari is a "green living room" for local residents and tourists. The partly geometric and sophisticated design, old trees and beautiful summer flowers render the park especially attractive. The park was named after the world-famous Finnish composer Jean Sibelius in 1956.

Reviewed By MikaelF413 - Vantaa, Finland

Sibelius Park is centrally located at the start of Lehmuspromenadi. It is part of the Kotka Sculpture Promenade. Hotel Seurahuone is located next to it. We had a good view of the park from our hotel room. The park is at its best in the summertime when it turns into a green oasis with old trees and beautiful flower beds. A children's playground is located in the park.

3. Herb Garden Redoubt

Haukkavuorenkatu, Kotka Finland http://www.visitkotkahamina.fi/node/4789
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Herb Garden Redoubt

The herb garden placed in a renovated fortress structure dating from the late 18th century encompasses about 100 different spice and herbal plants. The visually impaired and those with limited mobility have especially been taken into account in the design of the garden. The plants planted in raised beds have also been provided with name labels in braille.

4. Fuksinpuisto Park

Puistotie 16, Kotka 48100 Finland http://www.visitkotkahamina.fi/en/see-and-do/sights/parks/fuksinpuisto-park-kotka
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Fuksinpuisto Park

The park contains many cover plants, berry bushes, apple, pear, cherry and plum trees, and numerous varieties of clematis. There is also an exercise area and a playground for children beside the Fuksinpuisto Park. The park is exceptionally beautiful in the beginning of the summer because of azalea blossom.

5. Palotorninvuori Park

Ruotsinsalmenkatu, Kotka Finland http://www.visitkotkahamina.fi/nae-ja-koe/n%C3%A4ht%C3%A4vyydet/puistot/palotorninvuoren-puisto-kotka
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4.0 based on 10 reviews

Palotorninvuori Park

The Palotorninvuori Park was renovated in 2005 to 2006. The park walkways leading to the lookout terrace were paved, new plants were added, the lighting was renewed, and a dog fence was built.

6. Onnenkavio Kotielainpiha

Miehontie 50, Kouvola 45330 Finland +358 45 2337028 https://pohjoiskymi.4h.fi/4h-yritys/4h-yritykset-kouvolassa-iitissa/onnenkavio-kotielainpiha-valkeal/

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